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The aetiology, impact and management of cancer-related fatigue in patients with advanced cancer

Chan, Raymond Javan, Yates, Patsy, & McCarthy, Alexandra L. (2011) The aetiology, impact and management of cancer-related fatigue in patients with advanced cancer. Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 12(2), pp. 4-11.

Abstract

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a distressing symptom frequently experienced by patients with advanced cancer. While there have been some advances in the understanding of the management of fatigue associated with cancer treatment, CRF associated with advanced cancer remains a phenomenon that is not well-managed. The aetiologic factors associated with CRF, the impacts of CRF and the current management of CRF are discussed in this review article in relation to patients with advanced cancer. The paper concludes that while further research is required in the area, there are several potentially effective strategies currently available that can reduce the severity of CRF in patients with advanced cancer.

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ID Code: 46318
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cancer-related fatigue, Advanced cancer, Palliative care, Symptom management, Palliative nursing
ISSN: 1441-2551
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified (111299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Cambridge Media
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2011 09:20
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2012 08:44

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